Confidence boost for Windsor Boys’ U16 rugby. Windsor v Latimer (7-5)

Last week’s 1st victory of the season for The Windsor Boys’ U16 rugby team at home against a well-drilled Latimer side bolsters confidence in the team.

The low scoring narrow victory against Latimer (7-5) score belies the drama and tension filled match. Windsor were quick to score with a well worked try and conversion by Ollie Reynolds following a series of attacking moves near the try line. A series of open play moves by Latimer and counter attacks from Windsor saw the play move from end to end with Latimer the next to score, but a failed conversion meant our lads kept their noses in front. Latimer on the brink of half time edged towards their try line, amidst heightened tension on both sides and threats of yellow cards against the opposition.  Incredibly, a hold up by Windsor over the try line on the half time whistle meant Latimer failed to secure their second try.

A scoreless second half saw Windsor perilously close to the try line on at least two or three occasions, but a knock-on and some excellent defensive play from Latimer meant that Windsor could only remain agonisingly close to widening the gap. Latimer were by no means defeated and continued to pressure Windsor throughout the game. A last second drama saw Latimer 5 metres from their try line with a 2-1 overlap, but an agonising knock on meant that Windsor retained the lead and ultimate victory.

Match report Nikki Hill